Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Episode 51 - Best Friends Card

Hello, I hope you have been having a fantastic week so far, I can't believe how fast it has seem to go! I have a new video up for you today :) It is a very simple card but I really love the way it turned out. Sorry it is kind of a long video even the simplest cards seem to take me forever sometimes :) and this had to be edited quite alot :)

Here are the materials and measurements -

Card Base - Blackletter Cartridge - 6.23" x 11.06" - wielded on my Gypsy

Layer 1 - 5.74" x 5.53"

Layer 2 - We R Memory Keepers "Tiffany's" - 5.25" x 5.06"

Banner - Blackletter - 4.01" x 1.24"

Ice Cream Cone - Simply Charmed - 2.96" x 3.47"

Peachy Keen Stamps - PK-494 Everyday Character Faces

Now for the video, Enjoy! and as always Happy Crafting! :)

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Another Throwback Challenge Entry :)

Hey everyone Hope you all have had a great weekend as we wind down on this Sunday, I was busy crafting and baking cookies today :) I made my card for the Challenge over on Emma's Site. The theme this week was "Cricut Less". I thought I was going to have a hard time doing this, but I really like the way the card turned out :) I used my Martha Stewart corner punch and Fiskars edge punch to do the edges. The next layer came from the Cosmo Cricket 6"x6" Paper stack "Earth Love" to get the edges rounded I wanted a deeper curve so I punched out a 1" circle and lined the edges up to the corners traced the circle and cut off the corner. The circle is a nestabilities die and the stamps come from Hampton Arts - Owls. I really loved the owl and I wanted to make it look like they were looking at each other, so I took a big plain stamp, a pine tree but it could be anything. I inked the owl stamp and then stamped it on to the tree, I then stamped it on my paper so I would get a reverse image. To finish off I punched out some scalloped hearts and decorated them with a white gel pen.

For the inside I stamped the owl again and stamped I Do, That's Woo! I really love the color and the over all design of how this turned out :)

I am also busy working on some new videos as well, so be looking for those soon :)

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Episode 50 - "Cupcake Anya" Card

Hey everyone I have a new video up, I had already cut all of my paper and punched my edges and basically had the card almost together when I decided to turn on my camera, so this is not the whole video and I sped it up as well. I used my newest Greeting Farm Digi Stamp "Cupcake Anya" she is such a cute digi. I decides it would be perfect for my sister as a birthday card... as I have mentioned before my sisters birthday is in October and I am trying to get ahead on all of my cards for the year. So that is why in the video you will see I am using Halloween paper for this card, my sister loves Halloween so this was perfect for her. The oval is a nestibilites die that I attached some blue lace to and cut out using my cuttlebug. Ok enjoy the video have a great Friday and as always Happy Crafting.

Measurements and Supplies:

Card Base - 5" x 5"
Teal Layer - 4 3/4" x 4 3/4"
Spiderweb Paper - 4 5/8" x 4 5/8"
Purple Polka Dot - 4 5/8" x 2 1/2" - punched with "EK Success Scalloped Diamond"
Black Glitter Border - 4 5/8" x 2" - punched with "EK Success Open Scallop"
Scallop Oval and Oval are from Nestibilites
Stamp - Cupcake Anya Digi from The Greeting Farm
Roses - Michaels $1 aisle (I love these!)

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Distress Ink Holder :)

Hey everyone! Today I wanted to share with you my new holder for my Tim Holtz Distress Inks, I have really been looking for some kind or storage for them and I think I have finally hit on something I like. I went to Target and saw these dvd holders...

as you can see they are called Media Stix, I got mine for $11.99 and it is suppose to hold 60 CD/DVD's. Well I bought them, came home and it was missing by just about 1/8" so I was trying my best to figure it out and realized if you turn the stix upside down they fit perfectly, with the ink in upside as I have been told is the best way to store your inks. SO here is the finished look...

I attached them to my storage cabinet right beside my craft desk, I typed up all of the names of the colors I own and used my sticker maker to adhere the labels to the ink. I really love the way this turned out, it is just so convenient to have them there right in arms reach. Well I hope this has helped inspire some of you :) Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Episode 49 - Satin Ribbon Roses

**Update - The video should be working now, sorry about the glitch in the video**

Yea I finally filmed a tutorial, this is my frist tutorial in about 1-2 months... I really didn't think I would even get this video up, I had been messing around with the settings on my camera and changed it so everytime I filmed a video it would not work, but thankfully after remessing the third time was a charm :) Ok here is the video... enjoy!

Have a great day and Happy Crafting!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Throwback Thursday Challenge Entry

Ok so here is my entry into Emma's Throwback Thursday Challenge :)

Ok so the requirements for this challenge was to use a Cricut Lite cartridge and Bling... The only 2 lite cartridges I own are the Hoot 'n' Holler and the Jolly Holidays, I decided I kinda wanted to go outside the box so I decided to use the Jolly Holidays cart... I cut out the little penguin at 2.75" and stamped his face with Peachy Keen Stamps (PK-494), to get his eyes farther apart I taped over one of the eyes inked it up and then removed the tape, I then cleaned the stamp and repeated it for the other side. The card shape came from, Once Upon a Princess cart and I just cut it at 4" then I cut out the rounded rectangle. I then used George and Basic Shapes for the circle and that was cut out at... I think it was 2.5", to finish up I did some faux stitches with my white gel pen and added some really cute star bling I got at Christmas. I really like how I used Christmas bling and a Christmas cartridge, but you would never say this is a Christmas card. I love they way it turned out :) Ok as always Have a great day and Happy Crafting! :)

Wow it has been forever!

Hey all it seems like it has been forever since I have done any posts and or videos. I am still here and I still want to keep this blog going. I have just been so busy lately... My computer's graphics card went on the fritz so I was without a computer for a week or so... I am also trying to clear up a allergy on my arm and didn't really want to be filming videos with that :) That started in March and has only gotten worse, but I have some creams and meds. to get that in order, I really just wanted to do a post and let you know I am still here and will be making videos in the, hopefully near future. :) Happy crafting!!!